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News & Updates
September 1, 2015 Migrant trains carrying hundreds reach Vienna as Austrian authorities give up applying EU asylum rulesSource: ABC.net
Trains carrying hundreds of migrants have started arriving in Vienna after Austrian authorities appeared to give up trying to apply European Union rules by filtering out refugees who had already claimed asylum in Hungary.
August 31, 2015 Appeals Court Reverses Ruling that Found NSA Program IllegalSource: CIO Today
A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data Relevant Products/Services on hundreds of millions of Americans.
August 31, 2015 New food-labeling rules aim to make Americans less fat
Bangor Daily News - Food manufacturers have not been idle. The î??Grocery Manufacturers Associationî?? and Food Marketing Institute have been actively promoting voluntary front-of-label nutrient listings. The...
Research & Insights
August 26, 2015 Farm income seen falling 36% in 2015Source: CNBC
U.S. farm income is forecast to decline 36 percent in 2015, worse than originally projected—and representing the lowest farm income since 2006, according to the government.
August 5, 2015 Not a quick fix: A raise in fast-food hourly wages to $15 leads to 4% increase of product prices- studySource: VC Post
A study by Purdue University researchers shows that minimum wage increase in quick service restaurants to $15 per hour will result in a 4.2% increase in product prices. According to Purdue's Richard Ghiselli, the study was lead...
August 5, 2015 US says COOL impact overstated
Feedstuffs - The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) told the îWorld Trade Organizationî that Canada and Mexico have overstated their losses regarding the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) laws by billions...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: The Guardian
Like children clinging to their parents, stock market traders turned to their central banks last week as they sought protection from the frightening economic figures coming out of China. Surely, they asked, the central banks...
August 31, 2015 Bond Market Anxieties Divide Wall Street on Fed's Next MoveSource: Bloomberg
Dominic Konstam isn’t sure about Deutsche Bank AG’s forecast that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in September -- and he works there.
August 31, 2015 3 reasons markets lost faith in China’s economy, at a glanceSource: Washington Post
For decades, Chinese economic policymakers have drawn praise for keeping their economy growing strongly through turbulence, such as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 and the worldwide financial tumult of 2008. But investors...
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